Influenza (Flu)

Why Your Flu Shot Matters Now More Than Ever

With flu and other respiratory viruses circulating at the same time, getting a flu shot will help provide you with added protection against viral illness. Getting the vaccine means you have a lower chance of getting the flu and passing it to others, including those who are at higher risk for getting hospitalized or dying. Fewer hospitalizations from flu helps reduce strain on our healthcare system. The flu vaccine is safe and effective. Take control of your health and help protect others, too. 

Where to Get a Flu Shot

Many health insurance plans cover flu shots as part of a wellness plan. Check with your provider for coverage. Flu vaccine can be found at area pharmacies, community health clinics, and many providers. Below are some additional resources for low cost/free flu shots. Check their website or call for the latest information.

  • Anyone 6 months and older can receive free flu shots at one of our immunization clinics on weekdays (Monday-Friday) by making an appointment. Appointments may be limited due to vaccine supply on hand. Call our CARES Team at 602-506-6767.
  • Many of our community vaccination events are providing flu shots for anyone 6 months and older. Call our CARES Team at 602-506-6767 to find out when and where.
  • Community Health Centers accept most insurance and also offer the uninsured a sliding scale for services provided, including flu shots. Call the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) at 602-253-0090 to locate a community health center near you.

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